Thursday 13 May 2021
Our Lady of Fatima
Acts 18:1-8. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power – Psalm 97(98):1-4. John 16:16-20.
The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power . . .
Again and again under the Old Covenant God is shown to be a saving God. The word ‘covenant’ implies a relationship with a people who constantly move away from faith, are defeated by enemies and then saved by those whom God sends to shepherd his people Israel. Those exchanges between God and Israel are marked by a relentless rhythm of desertion, salvation, faithful love, then a new falling away.
When Jesus came to live and die with us, his identity with us could not have been more complete. Our faith journey in our present age can feel lonely. That is what Jesus experienced. ‘In a little while, you will see me no more, and then, in a little while you will see me.’ Let us pray for and encourage one another in this present ‘little while’.
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